Local firms urged to find out how to play a part in £34m Keynsham regeneration

Published on: 21 Nov 2012

Local firms urged to find out how to play a part in £34m Keynsham regeneration

Local businesses are being invited to find out more about how they can play a part in completing Keynsham's regeneration.

The £34 million project now under way in the town centre needs the skills of a range of tradespeople to help create the planned offices, library, shops and community space.

Now B&NES Council and developer Willmott Dixon are inviting local businesses to a Meet the Buyer Event at Somerdale Lodge, Fry Club,on December 4, from 8.30-10.30am. Anyone wishing to attend should let the council know by Friday, November 30.

Councillor Cherry Beath (LibDem), Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, said: “We want as much local involvement in the regeneration of Keynsham as possible, which is why Bath & North East Somerset Council and Willmott Dixon want local businesses to come forward and attend this event. There are many opportunities available for all sorts of local businesses to play a part in this landmark project.”

Willmott Dixon is especially interested in speaking to local businesses involved in:

  • Steel fixers;
  • Earthworks;
  • Plant supply;
  • Concrete supply;
  • Decoration;
  • Fire protection;
  • Internal/ External Signage;
  • Ceramic tiling;
  • Floor finishes;
  • Masonry;
  • Carpentry and joinery;
  • Secondary steel;
  • Landscaping;
  • Commercial cleaning;
  • Office furniture;
  • External street furniture;
  • Local nurseries for plant supply.

Neal Stephens, managing director for Willmott Dixon in the South West, said: “We need many different subcontractors with a wide range of skills. By sourcing our materials and using local contractors wherever possible there is considerable benefit for the local community during the construction phase which runs all the way until autumn 2014.”

To reserve a place email regen_keynsham@bathnes.gov.uk or call 01225 477504.

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